Cinco de Mayo Parade organizers consider ending annual tradition after deadly shooting

"I don't know what to think. I don't know what to tell my son. What am I going to tell him when he asks for his dad? It just hurts," said Tiffany McIntyre who is expecting her second child with Andres DeJesus, the young man who was killed Sunday afternoon during the Cinco de Mayo Parade in Southwest Detroit.
 
DeJesus, 19, was shot and killed after an altercation with a man at the parade.
 
Police say DeJesus was involved in a fight with a man when a friend of that man pulled out a gun and fatally shot DeJesus.
 
Parade organizers are now pondering the future of the longtime tradition.
 
Belda Garza, Co-Director of the Mexican Patriotic Committee, released the following statement Monday:
 
"We are devastated by the turn of events that happened at the 50th Anniversary of the Cinco de Mayo Parade in Southwest Detroit.  Our sincerest condolences go out to the family affected by this tragedy.  The Patriotic Committee will soon meet with leadership and stakeholders in the community to assess the future of the Cinco de Mayo Parade." 

 

Print this article Back to Top

Comments